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If these last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s the importance of flexibility in business.

Whatever industry you’re in, the chances are that you’ve had to change your ways, navigate new challenges and push through some crazy-hard obstacles. But that’s just part of being in business. In freight, we’re no stranger to unexpected challenges. From typhoons and hurricanes to freak lightning that makes craters in the runway. Every year brings us some unexpected obstacles to …

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We’ve a big problem here in the UK

A shortage of garden gnomes. As a knock-on effect of the lockdowns and blockage of the Suez Canal, garden centres all over the UK are struggling to source our bearded little buddies at a rate that matches demand. There’s just not enough gnomes to go around. Now, I’m no gardener – you heard what happened last time I tried to …

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The Rule of Three

They say bad luck comes in 3s… Now, I’m not superstitious, but I have noticed that there seems to be some truth in this… Your car breaks down, you sprain your ankle and you smash your phone screen all in a week. But it’s not only bad luck that subscribes to the rule of three… A few weeks ago an …

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Don’t Show Grandma!

Abandoned cargo is a big issue in our industry. But did you know it’s not just cargo that gets abandoned? Whole ships can too! In recent weeks, a dozen ships have been abandoned thanks to the knock-on effect of Turkish police arresting shipping magnate Mübariz Mansimov Gurbano. And it’s not only the ships that are stuck out at sea – …

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Pirate Problems

Why are pirates called pirates? Because they “Arghhhhh!” I know. Terrible joke. I won’t give up the day job… But pirates are the topic for today. Did you know that 95% of the seafarers seized by pirates worldwide were hijacked in one single stretch of ocean? The Nigerian waters in the centre of the Gulf of Guinea, a vast expanse …

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Well, That Was Awkward…

I love to make life easy. A big part of what makes Millennium what it is today is our approach to customer service. We really do go above and beyond to make everything easy for our clients. From finding the best routes and negotiating rates to giving advice on everything freight. As part of our relocation service, we explain to …

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A Christian, A Muslim & A Jehovah’s Witness…

Us Brits have some weird quirks. Take apologising as an example. Here in the UK, if you accidentally bump into someone when you’re walking, you apologise profusely. Sounds normal right? But what if they bump into you? You still apologise profusely. Sorry, so sorry, excuse me… It doesn’t matter whose fault it was – it doesn’t even matter if they …

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Madness In Myanmar

Myanmar has never really been a place of democratic peace. From military regimes that ruled with an iron fist for decades to accusations of genocide, Myanmar (previously known as Burma) has a bit of a bad reputation. Here in the UK, we’ve handled that in an very British way… Ask an average Brit where Myanmar is and they’ll look at …

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It’s Just One Biscuit…

I’ve been on a diet for the last 20 years. Every Monday I start afresh convinced that this will be the week. By Wednesday I’m faltering and by Thursday I’ve ordered takeout and I’m telling myself “I’ll start again on Monday” Now, call me crazy… but I’m starting to think this strategy isn’t working too well! As the famous quote …

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